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Contemporary Living To Increase Acid Erosion In Teens


The contemporary Western diet will contribute to rising acid erosion problems amongst teenagers and young adults as acidic foods and drinks become more popular, according to online dental health resource (

12 October 2008 - - The contemporary Western diet will contribute to a growing acid erosion problem amongst the nations teenagers and young adults, according to a spokesperson from the online dental health website (

An increase in acidic and processed foods and juices in the Western diet has been predicted to have an adverse impact on the tooth enamel of younger individuals, which can lead to sensitivity, discoloration, and may ultimately require extraction.

Additionally, abrasive toothpastes and inappropriate brushing habits can also contribute towards erosion of the enamel, which it is predicted will rise in prevalence through teens and young adults unless the profile of acid erosion is increased.

Mujtaba Ali of ( predicted a rise in acid erosion, particularly amongst younger individuals as an increasingly acidic diet takes its toll.

“Fizzy drinks, sugary candy, alcohol, even fruit – there’s so much in the modern diet that can contribute towards acid erosion, and we could all do with changing the way we eat to protect our tooth enamel. Particularly amongst the youth, we’re predicting an increase in the prevalence of severe acid erosion problems – a worrying forecast for the nation’s dental health.”

“As a means of combating the impact of our acidic diet on your and your family’s dental health, avoid brushing up to one hour after consuming particularly acidic foods, and visit your dentist on a regular basis to highlight any concerns and identify any potential problems at an early stage. The consequences of severe acid erosion are painful and unpleasant, and it’s best for us all if we bear in mind the simple lifestyle changes that can slow its onset.” contains free information and resources on common dental hygiene and health problems, to compliment the advice offered by dental professionals as to various dental issues and how their effects can be minimized.

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